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The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

Tutorials

A nightshooting pocket camera hopes to be the GoPro for stargazers

SINGAPORE — Tinymos, a small three-man startup in Singapore, is working on a prototype of a small aluminium-shell camera aimed at astronomy buffs.<p>The …

Astronomy

Using Light Reflectors in Food Photography

The image above was created for the Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis lens review by using a reflector and flash light output bounced off of said light reflector …

How Focal Length Affects the Background of a Photo

The choice of lens for your camera can significantly affect two major aspects of your photos: the angle of view that you capture and the extent of …

Top 100 world universities 2015/16 – THE rankings

World university rankings were published today, with the California Institute of Technology maintaining its position as the top-ranked university<p>The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been placed top of the world university rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while Harvard …

Online Education

How to Organize Your Photos in Lightroom

The Lightroom Catalog is a database containing all the relevant information that Lightroom needs about your photos in order to process your images …

This Concept Camera Won’t Let You Shoot Unoriginal Photographs

Say hello to “Camera Restricta,” a new concept camera by designer (and photographer) Philipp Schmitt. It’s described as a “disobedient tool for …

Photography

These Mind-Bending Lamps Are Really Just 2-D Cut-Outs

Given the ubiquity of overhead lighting, few of us really <i>need</i> desk lamps. Instead, they’re a slightly functional piece of artwork, meaning there’s no shame in enjoying a good lamp gimmick–like these Bulbing lamps by the Tel Aviv design firm, Studio Cheh–the same firm behind the 2-D candlestick.<p>The …

Researchers Discover New Way to Make Sturdy Structures that Fold Flat

The "Zippered Tube" technique could be applied to any sheet material<p>For every structural breakthrough with carbon fiber or nanotubes, it's …

10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography

In the digital age you as a photographer are expected to be familiar and knowledgeable with Photoshop. It can be argued back and forth if this is …

Quick Guide to Using Image Sharpening Software

Sharpening images can be a great tool for drawing viewer focus and emphasizing texture. It’s also something that pretty much all photographs will …

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

'I drink your milkshake'<p>A team of nine journalists including Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras have just published another massive collection of classified records obtained by Edward Snowden<i>.</i> The trove of documents, published on <i>Der Spiegel,</i> show that the National Security Agency and its allies are …

The Copenhagen Wheel could help get more people on their bikes, while also giving urban planners the data they need to make cities more bicycle friendly<p>Copenhagen may be famous for the little mermaid and Nordic noir, but there is one thing with which it’s virtually synonymous: bicycles. Often …

Four ways that technology could destroy mankind

Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence could rise up and destroy mankind. Is he right? We look at four ways that technology could be the end of us<p>Stephen Hawking expanded humanity’s understanding of the universe with his theories on gravitational singularities and black holes, so …

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

7 Facts About The Brain That Will Change The Way You See The World

There are hundreds of surprising, perspective-shifting insights about the nature of reality that come from neuroscience.<p>Every bizarre neurological syndrome, every visual illusion, and every clever psychological experiment reveals something entirely unexpected about our experience of the world that …

The AK-47 Softens Its Image

A rebranding promotes the world-famous killing machine as a "weapon of peace"<p>One of the most recognizable instruments of war is getting a makeover. Kalashnikov Concern, the company behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rife, unveiled a new corporate identity at a high-profile event in Moscow …

HIV Is Evolving To Be Less Deadly

HIV is rapidly evolving into a less-dangerous bug and could one day become a disease that’s “almost harmless”.<p>Scientists have observed a surprising increase in the ability of some patients in Africa to live with the virus without getting Aids, the deadly syndrome in which their immune systems …

Upright! Perspective Correction in Lightroom 5

What is Upright?<p>The Upright feature in Lightroom 5 is a great set of easy-to-use tools for correcting perspective (you know, those pesky converging …

Watch Laser Light Moving At 100 Billion Frames A Second

The latest and greatest in ultra-fast photography<p>There's a new, ultra-fast camera that lets engineers take videos of phenomena including the movement of laser light and even faster-than-light phenomena. Watching the videos is like seeing a physics textbook come to life.<p>Here's a video of a laser …

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

Stephen Hawking

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

Google has a new way to tell if you're human

Are you human? Do you hate reading distorted text? Google has some good news for you.<p>The Internet giant is doing away with the random combinations of blurry letters and numbers that it has used to keep robots from pretending to be human.<p>Why?<p>Because the robots have figured those out. Using …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Test Drive: Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle

by Justin Kaehler<p>People often say the next generation of automobile must offer a “magic bullet” solution to our current energy needs, which really means we need vehicles that eliminate our need for gas completely. There’s a lot of talk about the myriad ways we’ll be powering our future cars; …